MEC threatens flashy fraudsters

2008-03-10 00:00

WELFARE MEC Dr Meshack Radebe has threatened owners of flashy cars who fraudulently obtain grants with the might of the law.

This follows the arrest of people who were going to register for permanent disability grants in Ngolweli on the south coast last week. Corrupt officials who were assisting in the scam by selling birth certificates and other supporting documents were also arrested.

Speaking at Mpumalanga’s Church of the Holy Ghost at Hammarsdale on Saturday, Radebe said the grant money is not for flashy cars, but for needy people who can no longer work.

He said he is planning to work closely with churches because corrupt officials belong to churches and should be reminded about ubuntu and being a Christian because they have lost values and their hearts. The arrests prevented the loss of R10 million a year.

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